Reckless (Ability)

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Reckless すてみ
Life-Risking
Flavor text
Generation IV
Powers up moves that have recoil damage.
Generation V
Powers up moves that have recoil damage.
Generation VI
Powers up moves that have recoil damage.
Generation VII
Powers up moves that have recoil damage.

Reckless (Japanese: すてみ Life-Risking) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Hitmonlee.

Effect

In battle

Reckless increases the base power of moves which cause recoil or crash damage by 20%, except Struggle.

Outside of battle

Reckless has no effect outside of battle.

Mystery Dungeon series

Reckless doubles the base power of any move which is affected.

Affected moves

The table below lists the moves affected by Reckless, as well as the Pokémon that can have Reckless and learn those moves.

Move Type Cat. Pow. Acc. Learned by
Brave Bird  Flying  Physical 120 100 StarlyStaraviaStaraptor {{{6}}}
Double-Edge  Normal  Physical 120 100 Hitmonlee*Rhyhorn*Rhydon*Rhyperior*StarlyStaravia
StaraptorBasculinBasculin*
{{{6}}}
Flare Blitz  Fire  Physical 120 100 Emboar {{{6}}}
Head Charge  Normal  Physical 120 100 Bouffalant {{{6}}}
Head Smash  Rock  Physical 150 80 EmboarBasculin {{{6}}}
High Jump Kick  Fighting  Physical 130 90 HitmonleeMienfooMienshao {{{6}}}
Jump Kick  Fighting  Physical 100 95 HitmonleeMienfooMienshao {{{6}}}
Light of Ruin  Fairy  Special 140 90 000 {{{6}}}
Submission  Fighting  Physical 80 80 Rhydon*Rhyperior* {{{6}}}
Take Down  Normal  Physical 90 85 RhyhornRhydonRhyperiorStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
EmboarBasculinBasculin*
{{{6}}}
Volt Tackle  Electric  Physical 120 100 000 {{{6}}}
Wood Hammer  Grass  Physical 120 100 000 {{{6}}}
Wild Charge  Electric  Physical 90 100 EmboarBouffalant {{{6}}}

Pokémon with Reckless

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting Limber Reckless Unburden
Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock Lightning Rod Rock Head Reckless
Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock Lightning Rod Rock Head Reckless
Starly Starly Normal Flying Keen Eye None Reckless
Staravia Staravia Normal Flying Intimidate None Reckless
Staraptor Staraptor Normal Flying Intimidate None Reckless
Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock Lightning Rod Solid Rock Reckless
Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting Blaze None Reckless
Basculin Basculin
Red-Striped Form
Water Water Reckless Adaptability Mold Breaker
Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting Inner Focus Regenerator Reckless
Mienshao Mienshao Fighting Fighting Inner Focus Regenerator Reckless
Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal Reckless Sap Sipper Soundproof
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII.
  • In Pokémon Black and White, Blue-Striped Basculin have Reckless as their second standard Ability; however, a Blue-Striped Basculin with Rock Head can be obtained from an in-game trade in White. In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, wild Blue-Striped Basculin have Rock Head as their second standard Ability, but Blue-Striped Basculin bred in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 have Reckless as their second standard Ability. In Generation VI, Blue-Striped Basculin have Rock Head as their second standard Ability, and Blue-Striped Basculin with Reckless transferred to Pokémon Bank have their Ability changed to Rock Head.
  • In the Generation V games, Starly has no Hidden Ability, but a Starly with its Hidden Ability flag set will evolve into Staravia with its Hidden Ability Reckless and can produce Starly with their Hidden Ability flag set when bred. A Starly with its Hidden Ability flag set will have its Ability changed to Reckless when transferred to Pokémon Bank.

Pokéstar Studios opponents with Reckless

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
F-00 F-00 Steel Normal Reckless None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII.

Trivia

  • Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, and Hitmonlee are the only Pokémon with Reckless that can use all moves affected by Reckless, as they can use them via Mimic. However, Hitmonlee can only have this combination by learning Mimic from the Move Tutor in Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald, then gaining Reckless by using an Ability Capsule in Generation VI or VII, or by learning Mimic as a Tyrogue and evolving in a Generation IV or V game (in this case, Hitmonlee has a 50% chance of having Reckless, depending on its personality value).
  • Although Volt Tackle, Wood Hammer, and Light of Ruin are all affected by Reckless, they cannot be naturally learned by any Pokémon that has this Ability.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 捨身 Sésān
Mandarin 捨身 / 舍身 Shěshēn
France Flag.png French Téméraire
Germany Flag.png German Achtlos
Italy Flag.png Italian Temerarietà
South Korea Flag.png Korean 이판사판 Ipansapan
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Imprudência
Spain Flag.png Spanish Audaz


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